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Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Flower Market October Folio Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Prima Hello, Pink Autumn

Hello Friends!  It’s time to share our Graphic 45 October Flower Market Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday crafty adventure.  If you are a fan of Cosmos (and I am) and purple (yup…that, too) then I think you are going to love the way this month’s folio turned out.  It’s one of our prettiest folios yet!

Our “guest star” this month is a selection of Prima Hello, Pink Autumn papers and a few bits from Prima Darcelle.  I’m so happy with the way these colors and patterns blend togeher.  And because it is October, I had to add in a few pumpkins.

The format for the base design is the same as in previous months.  If you’ve missed those earlier tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.

Flips and Flaps

I’ve added a couple of new twists to the flips and flaps this month.  It’ s good to change things up a little bit every now and then.

A flip up flap is more than just a fun interactive feature; it gives us room to add a hidden journaling area.  You’ll also find that I made good use of Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming Doilies and Postage Stamp Frames throughout the folio design.

Cosmos were one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so making this folio brought back lots of good memories for me.

Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this month’s folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.


You can find written measurements in the description box below the video if you are on my YouTube page.

There’s a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

We only have 2 more of these folios to make!  Wow, this year has gone by fast!

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends!




Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Desk Folio Tutorial

Throwback Thursday: Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Desk Folio with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a gorgeous Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Desk Folio Tutorial to share with you.  Fall is my favorite season of the year, and while I love traditional autumn hues, I find I’m also very fond of the blush and sage shades in this lovely collection.  It makes me think of those dramatic sunrises and sunsets that we enjoy this time of year.

My garden is really showing off this year with huge clusters of vinca, impatiens, marigolds and flowering garlic chives.  It’s as though the garden knows its days are numbered, so it blooms its heart out as the days grow shorter and shorter.  Our trees are just barely beginning to show color at the tippety top of the branches.  I tried to capture that feeling of serenity and drama that autumn brings to the table in this oversized desk folio.  We’ll be making it together today, but first I’ll tell you about some of the details.

Lovely as a Tree

Remember that sweet Joyce Kilmer poem with the line, “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree,”?  Well, this Reneabouquets Medium Tree Frame inspired this entire project.  I wish you could see it in person as the detailed laser cutting is simply amazing!  Here’s how I altered the frame into a shaker box.

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Stampendous Mixed Metals Embossing Enamel.
  • Distress the embossed finish with a very light spritzing of Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist.  Lightly heat the embossing powder again, and the ink spatters will sink just under the surface.  This prevents them from wiping off.
  • Then tap various autumn shades of alcohol ink over the embossed frame.  I used shades of orange, yellow, and green to add a hint of color to the leaves.
  • Now knock back the metallic shine by tapping some Burnt Sienna paint randomly over the surface of the frame.  Let it dry, then wipe it back a bit with a barely damp paper towel.  You can see a close up of the effect in the photo below.

Turn the frame into a shaker by backing it with the Pink Autumn acetate sheet and 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive.  Then cut a 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ panel of designer paper.  Place your shaker mix in the center, and position the frame over it.  Press to seal.

Hidden Pocket Folio

The inside of the folio is almost as pretty as the outside.  I’ve added flaps and rub-ons to the top half of the card.

We will build a hidden pocket on the back side of the easel card base.  Because this is a nice sized base, we can add a 5 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ trifold folio inside.

You can see all the details in the video below.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this desk folio is almost as beautiful as the outside.

There’s lots of room for more designer paper, and a generous pocket to hold another lovely folio.  You’ll see the surprise elements that I built into this beauty when you watch the video.

Hello  Pink Autumn Shaker Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create this gracious folio, I’d love to have you along for the ride.  Please enjoy this video over on my YouTube Channel.

If you’d like to see more Pink Autumn creations from my archives, please click HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!